A little bit about me. I'm a senior student about to enter my last semester as a computer animator, and I'm noticing the market for Flash is really big. Jobs in Maya/3dsmax versus Flash, I'm more likely to find a job working in Flash. Anyways, I understand the basics of the program, as its very similar to what I do now, only with vector graphics and layers "kind of like Toon Boom?". What would be the best way to become well versed in the program, and learn ActionScript as well. I'm a four year degree student with a very solid background in design basics and aesthetics, and I don't think I'm going to find a job in computer animation right off the bat, especially with the way the market is currently. Thanks for any tips you can provide guys!
How to best learn Flash. This really depends on how you learn.
I myself learn best by just opening the software up and playing around with it, finding online assistance to supplement my play.
But, there are official training programs. http://www.adobe.com/training/ - Adobe's official training page. You can find a training partner if you want to take a training class.
http://www.lynda.com has a massive set of online video training for everything Adobe, including Flash.
You can also find many things at http://tv.adobe.com, as well as at the tutorialsfromadobe youtube channel.
There are also a number of really good books on this subject out there.